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  • Stop Mass Shootings by Giving Liberals Gun Control They Want

    08/29/2015 10:58:25 AM PDT · by PROCON · 32 replies
    godfatherpolitics.com ^ | Aug. 28, 2015 | Tad Cronn
    It only took a matter of minutes for liberals across the board to begin demanding more gun control after the Roanoke shootings on live TV on Wednesday. Existing gun control laws didn't stop the mentally disturbed Vester Lee Flanagan from buying a Glock and killing two young journalists whose crime apparently was being white and heterosexual, so the natural liberal reaction is to create more laws to do the same thing. This time it will work! Remember the definition of insanity? In a brotherly effort to help liberals out without trampling on the rights of conservatives or libertarians, I'd like...
  • Everybody Wants to Rule Their World

    08/27/2015 4:26:21 AM PDT · by DWW1990
    TrevorGrantThomas.com ^ | 8/26/15 | Trevor Thomas
    When one abandons eternal truth, there is virtually no limit to the extremeness and no end to the amount of folly that will follow. Modern liberalism again demonstrates this well. Because of his commitment to liberalism, which makes him unable to call the public display of women’s breasts that is occurring in Times Square what it really is (offensive, absurd, gross, and yes, wicked and sinful), New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio has decided to wield one of the favorite tools of modern liberals: the dreaded “multiagency task force.”
  • Hard Truths in a Few Words

    08/24/2015 9:03:12 AM PDT · by jstaff · 14 replies
    "Liberalism is what smart looks like to stupid people." - Anonymous caller on Rush Limbaugh. Talk about getting right down to the nut, right quick...
  • Feds to Stop Calling Midget Raisins ‘Midget’ (after complaints from activist group)

    08/20/2015 1:51:38 PM PDT · by Zakeet · 60 replies
    Washington Free Beacon ^ | August 20, 2015 | Elizabeth Harrington
    The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) issued a regulation on Thursday to stop referring to midget raisins as “midget” after an activist group called the term offensive. The USDA’s Agricultural Marketing Service (AMS) issued the proposed rule, announcing the U.S. “Standards for Grades of Processed Raisins” would eliminate all five times the word midget is used. Midget has long been used to describe the differences in sizes of California raisins.
  • Professor: Planned Parenthood Selling Fetal Tissue 'Compassionate'

    08/18/2015 5:57:33 PM PDT · by markomalley · 11 replies
    Truth Revolt ^ | 8/18/15 | Trey Sanchez
    For The Huffington Post, Steven Conn, W.E. Smith Professor of History at Miami University in Oxford, Ohio, penned a fierce defense of Planned Parenthood's selling of fetal tissue, claiming it as a mark of "compassion" that is worthy of praise and thanksgiving. In the course of his meanderings, Conn harkened back to Ronald Reagan's presidency, attacking his ban on medical research involving fetal tissue -- research, he says, that could've offered the former president greater help as he suffered from Alzheimers. Conn said that during "the fake exposé released by anti-abortion zealot David Daleiden" revealing that Planned Parenthood engaged in...
  • Why Megyn Kelly was the big loser in the Trump debate

    08/13/2015 10:02:46 AM PDT · by Oldpuppymax · 60 replies
    Coach is Right ^ | 8/13/15 | Suzanne Eovaldi
    Megyn Kelly lost her debate with Donald Trump because she breached one immutable rule of journalism, falling for one of the oldest tricks in the book that men use to win. That is, Kelly, as a “journalist,” allowed herself to become the story. In fact she now is a huge part of the drama. J-skul students are warned about this big time No-No by wily and savvy professors who preach over and over, be objective, stay out of it, be impartial, don’t get involved! In addition, Kelly let the men use her, something any woman who has ever been around...
  • Seattle teacher who drank alcohol on field trip fired

    08/11/2015 12:49:02 PM PDT · by Faith Presses On · 33 replies
    Komonews.com ^ | 8/7/15 | KOMO News staff
    UPDATE: Carol Burton, the popular Garfield High School choir teacher who admitted to drinking alcohol on a school field trip, has been fired, according to Seattle Public Schools. In a Friday night news release, the district said it had found "that probable cause existed to terminate" Burton's employment. SEATTLE - A popular Seattle choir teacher - who admits to drinking during a school trip - believes that she's going to be fired. "I had 2˝ alcoholic beverages on this trip and they are, without a doubt, the most expensive drinks I've ever had in my life. They are costing my...
  • The Coddling of the American Mind

    08/11/2015 10:05:51 AM PDT · by Veto! · 27 replies
    The Atlantic ^ | September 2015 Issue | GREG LUKIANOFF AND JONATHAN HAIDT
    In the name of emotional well-being, college students are increasingly demanding protection from words and ideas they don’t like. Here’s why that’s disastrous for education—and mental health. Something strange is happening at America’s colleges and universities. A movement is arising, undirected and driven largely by students, to scrub campuses clean of words, ideas, and subjects that might cause discomfort or give offense. Last December, Jeannie Suk wrote in an online article for The New Yorker about law students asking her fellow professors at Harvard not to teach rape law—or, in one case, even use the word violate (as in “that...
  • Stop Calling Leftists ‘Liberals’: There is nothing “liberal” about the modern American left

    08/11/2015 7:33:28 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 15 replies
    Pajamas Media ^ | 08/11/2015 | Rand Simberg
    Bill O’Reilly was figuratively scratching his head [1] last Monday night on his “Talking Points Memo,” almost to the point that it was bleeding: No matter who wins the Democratic presidential nomination, they will toe the liberal line. That’s because the Democratic liberal party has been taken over by the far left. Few moderate Democrats have any currency in the party.…my question tonight is, what happened to liberalism? The liberal philosophy is based upon fairness for the underdog — helping those who are down and out. Protecting the defenseless. Yet, unborn babies don’t count. How does that work when...
  • Decay: Are liberal city centers dying off politically?

    08/11/2015 7:18:50 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 20 replies
    Hotair ^ | 08/11/2015 | Jazz Shaw
    It’s a given in American politics that urban centers are essentially Democrat strongholds. There is no point in Republicans or conservatives competing there because you’re simply not going to gain any votes or find any agreement on key policy points. This can be attributed to both economic and demographic factors. The low income urban communities are predominantly composed of minority voters and they stand with the Democrats in numbers which are too daunting to contemplate. The majority of the wealthy tend toward the limousine liberal crowd who can afford destructive taxes and have the leisure time available to dictate...
  • The 30 Least Religious Cities In The United States

    08/09/2015 11:39:25 PM PDT · by re_nortex · 69 replies
    Huff n' Puff Post Toasties ^ | 08/09/2015 06:37 PM EDT | Antonia Blumberg
    In spite of the loathsome source, the list of the top 30 least religious cities confirms everything about liberalism. The top four are confirmed leftist cesspools: Portland, OR San Francisco, CA Seattle, WA Denver, CO Click through to see the rest along with a picture of the city skyline.
  • Hillary Clinton to unveil $350B college affordability plan

    08/09/2015 11:19:04 PM PDT · by Zakeet · 38 replies
    Fox News ^ | August 10, 2015
    Democratic presidential front-runner Hillary Clinton will unveil a $350 billion plan aimed at making higher education more affordable at an appearance in New Hampshire Monday. The proposal centers on a $200 billion federal incentive system aimed at encouraging states to expand their investments in higher education and cut student costs. States that guarantee so-called "no-loan" tuition at four-year public schools and free tuition at community colleges will be eligible to receive federal funds.
  • Liberalism is ALWAYS Ugly

    08/09/2015 6:31:33 AM PDT · by DWW1990 · 13 replies
    TrevorGrantThomas.com ^ | 8/9/15 | Trevor Thomas
    Mark Twain wrote, “All religions issue Bibles against Satan, and say the most injurious things against him, but we never get to hear his side.” It’s seems that Mr. Twain, at least prior to penning the previous quote, never encountered a liberal.
  • What Does it Mean to Be a Democrat?

    08/08/2015 4:50:30 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 57 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | August 8, 2015 | John C. Goodman
    On ABC’s This Week with George Stephanopoulos, Matthew Dowd identified four factions that make up the Republican Party: the Tea Party, libertarians, social conservatives and establishment Republicans. Note that three of these groups are identified almost exclusively by how they think. Arguably the fourth is as well. The Republican Party definitely attracts people who take ideas seriously.What about the Democratic Party? It’s tempting to say that Democrats are liberal. But did you know that the base of the party – those that are the most reliable supporters of Democratic candidates – are not particularly liberal at all?According to Pew research,...
  • Obama Gets Serious About ISIS, Sends Terrorists to Therapist

    08/06/2015 3:06:45 PM PDT · by PROCON · 8 replies
    frontpagemag.com ^ | Aug. 6, 2015 | Daniel Greenfield
    Finally Obama is cracking down on ISIS. No more Mr. Nice Appeaser. You plot to behead Americans. You go right to the therapist's office. The FBI is now referring some potential terror suspects for psychological counseling as part of a new touchy-feely strategy to defeat homegrown Islamic State supporters. Rather than lock up everyone in the U.S. suspected of potential terrorist activity, the FBI will direct up to 10% of the thousands of people under investigation to the shrink’s couch, where they can rehash the indignities of their childhoods that led them to seek retribution by opening fire on crowds...
  • Why Baltimore house prices are plunging

    08/04/2015 10:12:44 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 51 replies
    Market Watch ^ | August 4, 2015 | by Steve Goldsyein
    At a time when home prices nationally are, if anything, showing signs of being too strong, the picture in Baltimore is the opposite. According to CoreLogic, prices in the Baltimore-Columbia-Towson metro area were down 8% in the year ending June, the worst showing of the 100 biggest metro areas. Nationally, prices rose 6.5% in the 12 months ending June, CoreLogic says. What’s driven that is a huge rise in foreclosure sales. Foreclosures — known in the business as real estate owned — accounted for 52% of all transactions in Baltimore in May — dwarfing the national average in the low...
  • Former Carter Staffer Wants to Kill All Republicans and Conservatives

    07/29/2015 3:04:27 PM PDT · by PoliticallyShort · 52 replies
    Western Free Press ^ | 07/29/2015 | Christopher Cook
    From Progressives Today: “Republicans and conservatives are the enemy. They are expendable. They will be targets in the Revolution when it comes” writes Roland Windsor Vincent, in a recent post on his blog, Army Of The Revolution. The entry, entitled “Protect Animals And The Environment. Shoot Republicans“, centers around animal rights and how “active Republican and conservatives voters are enabling the Animal Holocaust” and “If we were to start shooting Republicans, we would likely not harm a single friend of animals or the environment.” You hear about something like this and you want to think of it as an anomaly....
  • DOES TRUMP TRUMP? ANGELO CODEVILLA ON OUR PRESENT MOMENT

    07/27/2015 9:58:22 AM PDT · by Lakeshark · 26 replies
    Powerline ^ | 7/27/15 | Angelo M. Codevilla
    “In the land of the blind,” so goes the saying, “the one-eyed man is king.” Donald Trump leapt atop other contenders for the Republican presidential nomination when he acted on the primordial fact in American public life today, from which most of the others hide their eyes, namely: most Americans distrust, fear, are sick and tired of, the elected, appointed, and bureaucratic officials who rule over us, as well as their cronies in the corporate, media, and academic world. Trump’s attraction lies less in his words’ grace or even precision than in the extent to which Americans are searching for...
  • Phony GOP Conservatism Has Worn Out Its Welcome

    07/27/2015 1:28:56 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 69 replies
    Creators Syndicate ^ | July 28, 2015 | David Limbaugh
    The long-simmering disconnect between the Republican Party's conservative base and its leaders in government has degenerated into a full-blown schism. While President Obama accelerates his increasingly radical agenda, the GOP, despite its congressional majority, can barely muster an objection, let alone block his momentum. Other than to offer a toothless public rebuke of Obama's destructive schemes, what was the point of the 2014 GOP congressional landslide? It's no longer just a small percentage of conservatives questioning the GOP. Our people are furious — and rightly so. I've recently shared my opinion that Donald Trump's explosive surge is because of his...
  • Need HR lawyer recommendation

    07/27/2015 11:03:50 AM PDT · by tbw2 · 71 replies
    n/a | 07/27/2015 | me
    I need the recommendation of an HR attorney / law firm in North Texas regarding an HR issue. At work, you can get 20 notices of "yeah, same sex marriage!" postings on the internal intranet. I posted one link to an article discussing why Obgerfell was such a radical decision, didn't even post the text. Was reprimanded that this was: A. a violation of diversity policy B. offensive to lbgta C. politicking at work Had a separate issue where a woman asked for advice regarding her husband wanting to cheat on her with a man, but keep the family together....
  • HuffPo: Discovery of Planet Outside Solar System Is 'Bad News For God'

    07/25/2015 8:16:52 AM PDT · by PROCON · 95 replies
    newsbusters.org ^ | July 24, 2015 | Matthew Balan
    Jeff Schweitzer heralded the discovery of an apparent Earth-like planet as a nail in the coffin for religion in a Thursday item on Huffington Post. Schweitzer, a scientist, "rationalist," and former Clinton administration senior policy analyst contended that "with this discovery, we come ever closer to the idea that life is common in the universe," and added that religions would "all will come out and say such a discovery is completely consistent with religious teachings. My goal here is to declare this as nonsense before it happens."The Huffington Post contributor led his article, "Earth 2.0: Bad News for God," by...
  • The New Totalitarians Are Here

    07/06/2015 3:06:18 AM PDT · by markomalley · 30 replies
    The Federalist ^ | 7/6/15 | Tom Nichols
    There’s a basic difference in the traditions of political science between “authoritarians” and “totalitaritarians.” People throw both of these words around, but as is so often the case, they’re using words they may not always understand. They have real meaning, however, and the difference between them is important.Simply put, authoritarians merely want obedience, while totalitarians, whose rule is rooted in an ideology, want obedience and conversion. Authoritarians are a dime a dozen; totalitarians are rare. The authoritarians are the guys in charge who want to stay in charge, and don’t much care about you, or what you’re doing, so long...
  • Rachel Dolezal on being black: 'I didn't deceive anybody'

    07/20/2015 9:26:53 AM PDT · by PROCON · 65 replies
    CNN ^ | JUly 20, 2015 | Lisa Respers France
    (CNN)—Weeks after making headlines amid accusations that she is a white woman passing herself off as African-American, Rachel Dolezal says she is no longer confused about who she is. She is a black woman, she told Vanity Fair. "It's not something that I can put on and take off anymore," Dolezal said. "Like I said, I've had my years of confusion and wondering who I really (was) and why and how do I live my life and make sense of it all, but I'm not confused about that any longer. I think the world might be -- but I'm not."...
  • One man's opinion on "white privilege"

    07/17/2015 12:12:28 PM PDT · by Jim Robinson · 46 replies
    Jim Robinson
    All you white America-hating limousine liberals pushing the "white privilege" nonsense can kiss my white Irish arse!!
  • How liberalism became an intolerant dogma

    07/14/2015 4:12:57 PM PDT · by NRx · 17 replies
    The Week ^ | 07-11-2015 | Damon Linker
    At the risk of sounding like Paul Krugman — who returns to a handful of cherished topics over and over again in his New York Times column — I want to revisit one of my hobby horses, which I most recently raised in my discussion of Hobby Lobby. My own cherished topic is this: Liberalism's decline from a political philosophy of pluralism into a rigidly intolerant dogma. The decline is especially pronounced on a range of issues wrapped up with religion and sex. For a time, electoral self-interest kept these intolerant tendencies in check, since the strongly liberal position on...
  • Taxing churches is a form of religious persecution — and liberals need to stand against it

    07/14/2015 8:31:15 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 20 replies
    The Week ^ | 07/14/2015 | Damon Linker
    How long will it be until we begin to see a movement — egged on by activists, encouraged by receptive judges — to revoke the tax exemptions currently enjoyed by churches? A few months? A year? I don't know precisely when it will happen. But I do know that it's going to happen. The arguments have already begun. New York Times religion columnist Mark Oppenheimer recently made the case against such tax exemptions in a much-discussed essay for Time. We also know that the solicitor general of the United States believes that the opposition of religiously affiliated institutions to same-sex...
  • Hillary Clinton is Bernie Sanders in a pantsuit

    07/14/2015 4:40:33 AM PDT · by Zakeet · 8 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | July 14, 2015 | Thomas Schatz
    It is time for Americans to realize that Hillary Clinton's politics and voting record resemble not Barack Obama's or Bill Clinton's, but those of Bernie Sanders. All of the talk about Mrs. Clinton "moving to the left," which has been reported regularly in the media, is a waste of breath. This implies that there is somewhere on the left for Hillary to move. But based on her voting record over eight years in the Senate, as well as statements and proposals she has made or plans to make as a candidate, Hillary Clinton is already on the leftwing fringe.
  • Four Dead, Ten Shot In Baltimore City Over The Weekend

    07/13/2015 1:19:19 PM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 37 replies
    WBAL Radio ^ | July 13, 2015
    It was a deadly weekend on the streets of Baltimore City, with police investigating four homicides and ten shootings. Police say two people died of shootings Saturday: a 40-year-old found suffering from gunshot wounds in the 1800 block of N. Durham Street and an 18-year-old found in the 4300 block of East Wabash Avenue. Police say two more people died Sunday. There were five shootings on Saturday. Baltimore City Police also say two men shot on Friday have died.
  • Walmart to ‘melt’ class rings bearing Confederate flag rather than complete orders

    07/11/2015 4:48:11 AM PDT · by Zakeet · 72 replies
    Fox News ^ | July 11, 2015 | Matt Finn
    An Arkansas woman who went to pick up the class ring she ordered from Walmart left disappointed, after store officials told her the retailer's new policy barred them from turning the item over -- because it bore an image of the Confederate flag. Elaine Glidewell told KFSM someone from the store in Fort Smith called her to pick up the ring she'd ordered for her nephew, but when she arrived on Tuesday, a clerk told her she couldn’t have it. The ring had been ordered before Walmart stopped selling items bearing images of the flag, in the wake of controversy...
  • Coca-Cola sends a message with label-free cans (Promotes Tolerance)

    07/08/2015 1:05:17 PM PDT · by PROCON · 45 replies
    cnn ^ | July 8, 2015 | Wyatt Massey
    (CNN)—Coca-Cola wants everyone to imagine a world without labels. And as an example, the beverage company is dropping its own. Coke has introduced a new version of its iconic red-and-white can in Middle Eastern countries for Ramadan, the Muslim holiday that ends July 17. The new red cans feature Coke's signature dynamic ribbon but not the words "Coca-Cola" and are intended to promote open-mindedness and tolerance. The backs of the cans bear the message "Labels are for cans, not people."
  • Homelessness and empty stores becoming the new normal in NYC

    07/08/2015 8:35:57 AM PDT · by PROCON · 18 replies
    nypost ^ | July 8, 2015 | John Podhoretz
    If you’ve been out and about in Manhattan over the past six weeks and you have eyes and ears, you know something’s happening — something worrisome. The urban streetscape is ­degrading. Take a walk down Broadway on the Upper West Side from the 100s to the 70s, as I did Sunday, and you’ll see it everywhere. It seems every barren storefront with a rental sign in the window has ­become impromptu outdoor housing for a homeless person. There are many such storefronts — ironic signs of prosperity, not recession. Rents have risen so high that small businesses often can’t afford...
  • Chicago Has Had More Than 12,000 Shootings Since 2010 (MAP)

    07/07/2015 7:48:33 AM PDT · by PROCON · 16 replies
    DNAinfo.com ^ | July 7, 2015 | Tanveer Ali
    CHICAGO LAWN — When Marshall Hawkins walks around his neighborhood, he carefully picks a route based on the places where people haven't been shot. "If there are flowers on the block, you can go there," the 38-year-old said. "If there's been police tape or gunshots, you avoid it." Such is life for the former North Sider in his adopted Chicago Lawn neighborhood. Same for his kids: 5 and 7. "On days that I can't pick them up and drive them to school, I give specific directions. 'Don't take this street. Go this way. Not that way,' " Hawkins said.
  • How Los Angeles Is Becoming a ‘Third World’ City

    07/07/2015 5:05:56 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 21 replies
    New York Times ^ | 07/07/2015 | By HÉCTOR TOBAR
    LOS ANGELES — A GENERATION ago, this West Coast metropolis became a “third world city.” At least in the rhetoric of certain East Coast thinkers. A 1991 book by David Rieff cited visitors who were stunned by “seeing nothing but brown faces, hearing nothing but Spanish on the streets.” The arrival of coffee-colored Latino masses (like me and my Guatemalan-American family), together with the spread of Mandarin and Korean logograms on street signs, led Mr. Rieff to call this the “capital of the third world.” As a native of the city, I was offended to hear it tagged with such...
  • Poll: 70 percent of Americans believe news media is intentionally biased

    07/05/2015 5:47:43 AM PDT · by Zakeet · 53 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | July 3, 2015 | Eddie Scarry
    Nearly three quarters of Americans believe the news media reports with an intentional bias, according to a new survey. The 2015 State of the First Amendment Survey, conducted by the First Amendment Center and USA Today, was released Friday. It shows that only 24 percent of American adults agree with the statement that "overall, the news media tries to report the news without bias," while 70 percent disagree. When the question was asked last year, 41 percent agreed, a 17-point difference. [Snip] Other findings in the survey: • 38 percent agree that business owners should be required to provide services...
  • Flying the Confederate flag over a state capitol ... is like flying the Nazi flag over a synagogue

    07/05/2015 5:36:14 AM PDT · by Zakeet · 49 replies
    NY Daily News ^ | July 4, 2015 | Linda Stasi
    Complete Headline: Flying the Confederate flag over a U.S. state capitol building is like flying the Nazi flag over a synagogue Flying the Confederate battle flag — the symbol of the deadliest war in our country’s history — over a state capitol dome is like flying the Nazi flag over a synagogue. It symbolizes everything that the institution is not. As Americans, we’re better than that. Really. The Confederacy was about breaking apart the union, not its unification. That’s why we’re called the United States, not the Divided States of America.
  • Steven Crowder takes on anti-America Newsroom rant, explains why America is GREATEST country

    07/03/2015 8:41:09 AM PDT · by PoloSec · 39 replies
    The Right Scoop ^ | 3 Jul 15 | Steven Crowder
    Steven Crowder takes on a viral video from the Newsroom being passed around by leftists everywhere, a video that shows Jeff Daniels going on a rant about why America is NOT the greatest country in the world. Crowder does a fantastic job rebutting much of this nonsense.
  • In defense of Rachel Dolezal (race is a social and political concept, not a biological one)

    06/25/2015 8:16:41 AM PDT · by Zakeet · 43 replies
    The Hill ^ | June 23, 2015 | Diana Ohlbaum
    So she lied. She portrayed herself as being something she's not, in order to serve a political cause. Is that really so terrible? There are gays who hide their sexual orientation in order to get ahead in the Republican Party. There are nonbelievers who get married in church just to please their parents. It's even been rumored that some people doctor their own photos on dating sites. Where's all the outrage about that? [Snip] We ought to start by remembering that race is a social and political concept, not a biological one. There is far more genetic variation within racial...
  • Please Explain Confederate Pride to Me

    06/25/2015 6:46:03 AM PDT · by PROCON · 93 replies
    americanthinker ^ | June 25, 2015 | Carole Jackson
    I am a 60-something Caucasian Yankee, born and raised in Michigan. My mother was British. My father was the first in his Canadian-immigrant family born in the USA. I have lived in North Carolina for almost 40 years, longer than my next door neighbors who were born and raised here. I understand a lot about the South, except for one thing: The pride in the Confederacy, its history and symbols. I do understand the reverence for General Robert E. Lee. I share it. He was a great general and a good and great man. He could have fought on but...
  • The Cost of Freedom Today

    06/24/2015 11:09:13 AM PDT · by Oldpuppymax · 2 replies
    Coach is Right ^ | 6/24/15 | John C. Velisek USN (Ret.)
    Our inalienable—God given—rights as set down in the Constitution are under attack. It’s the agenda of the American left to implement an unholy, “live for today” secularism which will destroy the virtues and truth contained in our founding documents. The strength of our republic was derived from a higher authority. Our government was designed to prevent any group amassing so much power that the society at large would be harmed. It is our culture that should drive politics, not the other way around. Today’s politicians demean that culture and subject the American people to tyranny. The Obama Regime in particular...
  • The Death of the Liberal: Political correctness is what happens when reason dies.

    06/24/2015 7:43:16 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 11 replies
    FrontPage Mag ^ | 06/24/2015 | Daniel Greenfield
    A recent poll [2] found that 51 percent of Democrats supported criminalizing hate speech. It also found that the same number of self-described liberals supported its criminalization.Liberal self-identification has hit its highest mark [3] in decades while the ranks of the moderates have declined. And while the idea that the liberal and the moderate are opposites may be a troubling one to those who still think of liberalism in classical terms, the modern liberal is really a leftist in denial.When William Voegeli writes in the Claremont Review [4] about the crisis of political correctness, it is about a clash between...
  • The 10 Most Pervasive Lies About Conservative America

    06/23/2015 12:51:15 PM PDT · by xuberalles · 9 replies
    Self | 6/23/15 | Me
    1) Conservatives are racist! Nonsense. Conservatives welcome all races and colors in our quest to defend our founding ideals. Likewise, we unilaterally reject divisive victimization propaganda used to incite animosity and discord along racial and economic lines. Although there are racist elements in all facets of America, such endeavors are intrinsically destructive and invite future bigotry upon yourself and peers. Why else would “racist” Republicans support Allen West, Ben Carson, Mia Love, and Marco Rubio, let alone embrace the lives and transcendent wisdom of Booker T. Washington, Martin Luther King Jr. and Thomas Sowell? Not supporting Barack Obama’s Marxist agenda...
  • How have so many Loons escaped the left’s abortion industry?

    06/23/2015 10:27:06 AM PDT · by Oldpuppymax · 3 replies
    Coach is Right ^ | 6/23/15 | Doug Book
    According to numbers taken from the Guttmacher Institute and the Centers for Disease Control (CDC), some 53 million legal abortions were performed between 1973 and 2013 (inclusive). This number is an approximation as California, New Hampshire and Maryland have refused to supply state abortion numbers during recent years. It is known that the number of abortions has declined over the past several years, for example, from 1.31 million in 2000 to about 984,000 in 2013. Though liberals are undoubtedly distraught that, in a year to year comparison, nearly 300,000 escaped the convenience of wholesale genetic profiling, a few unadulterated whack-jobs...
  • The Gods Among Us

    06/21/2015 12:46:56 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 21 replies
    The American Thinker ^ | June 21, 2015 | Fay Voshell
    [BIG SNIP]The Quakers’[new penitentiary system using isolation]experiment revealed that the consultation of one’s inner self without outside reference or constraints, with nothing to measure one’s self against, could produce distorted human beings who became certifiably mad. Self-proclaimed gods can turn out to be a Caligula or a Jim Jones.Just as bad as the fact consulting the inner light can result in the exhibition of mad or corrupt behavior is the fact that the newly minted gods believe themselves to be entitled to demand obeisance from us mere mortals.We mere everyday humans must bow down and worship the deities among us....
  • We petition the Obama Administration to: place Ayn Rand on the ten dollar bill.

    06/20/2015 9:00:17 AM PDT · by walford · 36 replies
    White House Petitions ^ | June 19, 2015 | Unknown
    we petition the obama administration to: place Ayn Rand on the ten dollar bill. Ayn Rand is the perfect candidate for the woman on the ten dollar bill.1. An immigrant who fled oppression2. Success story in literature, philosophy, and Hollywood- a true rags to riches story. She embodies the American dream3. Authored the most read book by an American author4. Has influenced more people than any other woman in American history male or female.If she isn't in the running to be on the ten then no other woman should be on that list.Published Date: Jun 19, 2015
  • The Ongoing Tragedy of Post-Apartheid South Africa

    06/19/2015 7:46:52 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 30 replies
    Frontpage Mag ^ | 06/18/2015 | by Arnold Ahlert
    Few things are more disturbing than the collaborative media silence that attends the ongoing disintegration of post-apartheid South Africa. The nation’s ruling African National Congress (ANC), led by President Jacob Zuma, is the essence of corruption in a nation with one of the highest rates [2] of rape in the world, and a murder rate best described [3] last September by MP Dianne Kohler Barnard of the Democratic Alliance, the nation’s second largest [4] political party. “We have 47 murders a day,” she said. “That sort of figure is what one would expect in a war zone.” In her book,...
  • The Origins of Political Correctness

    06/18/2015 1:21:42 PM PDT · by cblue55 · 49 replies
    Acuracy in Academia Address ^ | February 5, 2000 | Bill Lind
    An Accuracy in Academia Address by Bill Lind Variations of this speech have been delivered to various AIA conferences including the 2000 Consevative University at American University Where does all this stuff that you’ve heard about this morning – the victim feminism, the gay rights movement, the invented statistics, the rewritten history, the lies, the demands, all the rest of it – where does it come from? For the first time in our history, Americans have to be fearful of what they say, of what they write, and of what they think. They have to be afraid of using the...
  • Tracing the Marxist Roots of the Assault on the Family

    06/17/2015 10:31:04 PM PDT · by ReformationFan · 18 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | 17Jun15 | Jerry Newcombe
    Aristotle once said, “Men start revolutionary changes for reasons connected with their private lives.” Is there a link to Karl Marx and his own abysmal failure as a family man and the all-out assault on the traditional family today? Yes, says New York Times bestselling author, Dr. Paul Kengor, in his brand new book called Takedown: From Communists to Progressives, How the Left Has Sabotaged Family and Marriage. If you saw Dinesh D’Souza’s first movie on Obama, then you have seen a cameo of Paul Kengor. He was discussing his book The Communist, which documents that President Obama as a...
  • The mysterious case of $54 million VA spent on prosthetics in $24,999 payments

    06/17/2015 6:16:49 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 28 replies
    The Washington Post's Federal Eye ^ | June 16, 2015 | Lisa Rein
    The payments couldn’t help but catch the attention of the top procurement official at the Department of Veterans Affairs. Employees in the purchasing department of a VA hospital in the Bronx had used government purchase cards like credit cards at least 2,000 times to buy prosthetic legs and arms for veterans. Each time they swiped the cards, it was for $24,999. That was precisely one dollar below VA’s charging limit for purchase cards. When word reached Congress about the $54,435,743 worth of prosthetics bought under such odd circumstances over two years — the subject of an inspector general investigation announced...
  • Americans 'Moving Left' on Social Issues. Really?

    06/17/2015 7:19:47 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 29 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 06/17/2015 | Richard Winchester
    The mainstream media (MSM) are hailing the release of recent polls purporting to show “progressive” perspectives on several social issues -- i.e., same-sex marriage, homosexuality, legalization of marijuana, even abortion -- either equaling or, in some cases outstripping, more “traditional” viewpoints. A Gallup poll released on May 22nd, for example, was headlined “On Social Ideology, the Left Catches Up to the Right.”  Never mind that other Gallup polls, such as one released on June 2nd, or one put out on June 4th, provide cautionary findings. The MSM aren’t interested unless “the news” can be spun leftward. This essay explores two...
  • Pittsburgh Pride protesters will not be restricted to designated locations

    06/13/2015 4:17:29 PM PDT · by rightwingintelligentsia · 22 replies
    WPXI ^ | June 13, 2015
    PITTSBURGH — Pittsburgh Pride in the Street is expected to draw protesters to downtown Pittsburgh Saturday, prompting police to make “sight and sound locations” available to demonstrators. “The purpose for these locations is to provide a safe venue for the expression of dissenting perspectives while securing reasonable separation between groups to prevent violence from occurring. It is the role of police to maintain reasonable separation to ensure the safety of all,” police Chief Cameron McLay said in a statement. --snip-- Protesters within the LGBT community are upset over the Delta Foundation’s leadership because they believe people of color and other...